"Visaranai was selected out of the 29 films that were in the race," said Film Federation of India secretary general Supran Sen
Shyam Kanhaiya Chouhan, an assistant carpenter and member of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), had requested the body to help him in his time of need. "After receiving the request from Chouhan, the federation wrote to Salman's NGO Being Human last month
Irrfan's Paan Singh Tomar and The Lunchbox were two films that were in the forefront of being chosen as India's Oscar entry, but ultimately Barfi! and The Good Road were selected by a jury appointed by the Film Federation of India
The Film Federation of India has distanced itself from disgruntled former jury member Rahul Rawail, who accused Oscar jury head Amol Palekar of being 'manipulative' and obnoxious'. "What we would have appreciated is a situation where he could have spoken to the FFI President and other senior officials before going to the media"